Year of Graduation from LIBS – January 2012
Q: Why did you choose a career in beauty?
I choose a career in beauty because I love making people feel absolutely beautiful in their own skin. I have and always had a passion for colour and makeup and being able to make someone feel their absolute best and being able to have them trust me with enhancing what they already have. I especially have a passion in colour theory and being able to be a scientist in my own way.
Q: Where do you work now and what is your specialty?
I am now working as a sales specialist for Tigi Bedhead Catwalk©. In the last 10 years, I went from working at Cactus Paul Mitchell Salons behind the chair as a colorist to working as a sales rep with various high-end brands such as Goldwell, Morrocan Oil, and Kevin Murphy to name a few. My specialty is colour and colour education. I absorb information like a sponge especially with colour. I love being able to formulate 2 different tones to get one end result.
Q: What is the biggest benefit of your career choice?
I love what I do so it feels like I never have to work a day in my life. I love being in this industry and working in the business aspect of the industry helping salons and schools with marketing and education and helping them get to the highest point in their own position whether its colorist stylist or beauty school education. There’s always something to learn and I love being able to share that knowledge with the world!
Q: What is your favorite memory from LIBS?
I will never forget what Ms.Cynthia said to me before I decided to make the decision to move from California to NewYork to pursue my beauty career and leave my life as i knew it 3000 miles away… “You never know how far you have to travel to chase your dreams” and reading this phrase via email standing in my parent’s bedroom 10 years ago was the decision making phrase I needed to hear to open me up to a world full of beauty and passion and also get me to where I am today. I will forever be greatful for her thoughtful words. For her it was so effortless, for me it was life changing.
Q: Any advice for students, new graduates or people interested in a beauty career?
Enjoy every bit of it. Beauty school for me, especially this one, taught me real-life scenarios and was so careful and thoughtful with each and every one of their students. I would recommend this school 10 fold to anyone interested in pursuing their dream in the beauty industry. This school not only gives you the tools you need to succeed in the beauty industry but also gives you the hospitality and home-like feeling you need to strive. The educators at this school were all like mothers to me and did nothing but see the best in me even when I couldn’t see it for myself.